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Coffee, grunge music, and a groovy arts scene are three things Seattle is well known for. It’s also known for its famously inclement weather. But forget about the rain, Seattle has plenty to keep you entertained whatever the weather.  Make your trip easier by booking a hotel in the area you most want to explore.

Seattle is a massive city, so prepare an itinerary before you go. Locals describe the city in terms of neighbourhoods, so bear this in mind when you’re trying to get around.


In Downtown Seattle you’ll find plenty of shopping, including the famous Pike Place Market where the first Starbucks is located. As well as famous coffee you’ll also find farmer’s produce, local cuisine, and antiques. There are loads of great bars and restaurants in this area of town, whether you’re on a budget or looking forward to splashing out.  On that note you can find hotels for all price ranges, from quirky hostels to luxurious boutique hotels. Or for something a little different, search for accommodation in Belltown. Slightly North of Downtown, this is Seattle’s most populous neighbourhood; and is home to a buzzing nightlife and restaurant scene. 

Pioneer Square

Seattle’s oldest neighbourhood comes complete with cobblestones, red brick houses, and horse drawn carriages. Here you’ll find culture central: art galleries, book shops, and antique merchants, not to mention trendy nightclubs. On the first Thursday of the month, you can join in the neighbourhood’s famous Art Walk round all of the best galleries. Arrive early for wine and canapés.

For something a little more underground, you can take in a tour of Seattle’s subterranean world. When the original city burned down, the people of Seattle decided just to build on top of it. During the Underground Tour you can see old streets and buildings.

Queen Anne Hill

You can’t visit Seattle without a trip to the top of the Space Needle, and for that you’ll need to visit Queen Anne Hill, which lies to the Northwest of Downtown and just South of Lake Union. As well as the Space Needle you’ll also find plenty of museums, parkland, and the headquarters of Amazon; notable for the pretty public art displayed outside. While away a rainy day in the science fiction museum, or spend sunny afternoons strolling in Kinnear Park.


North of Lake Union you’ll find Fremont and Wallingford, also known as “the centre of the universe”.  This quirky area has a small town feel. Look out for interesting street art, including the Fremont Troll under Aurora Bridge, the statue of Lenin, and the wicked witch of the West’s shoes. Well, it is the Emerald City after all.


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